Kentucky Wildcats Morning Headlines: Stephen Zimmerman latest to delay announcement

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Well, you can’t win them all. Darius Fullwood, who committed to Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats back in June has de-committed from Kentucky. Such is the case with the early commitments, but the good part is the National Signing Day is still four plus month away and Kentucky will have plenty of time to replace him.

"Fullwood was one of three four-star players — according to — in UK’s recruiting class of 2015, which is now down to 14 members. Rivals ranks the 6-foot-3, 240-pound prospect as the No. 17 strongside defensive end in the senior class. “I’ve officially decided to decommit from The University of Kentucky,” Fullwood tweeted. “This was the hardest choice in life but I got to do whats right for me. I want to thank the whole entire UK staff for giving me all the support that they have given throughout my recruitment.” Fullwood visited Virginia Tech for Saturday’s 27-24 loss to Georgia Tech, and he acknowledged after the game that he was thinking about re-opening his recruitment. Virginia Tech and Maryland are now the most likely landing spots for Fullwood. It is unlikely that he will re-commit to the Wildcats, who fell nine spots to No. 33 in the class rankings for 2015."

It will be a Hall of Fame weekend at Commonwealth as the Cats take on the Commodores.  But looking ahead to the football game, it appears as Kentucky will be almost at full strength against the Commodores as the bye week worked wonders for some nagging injuries.  

"2. Three injured Cats almost back. Starting left guard Zach West (neck) “is getting better” and UK planned to “put him through some things” on Monday, Stoops said. West and receiver Jeff Badet, who still hasn’t played this season because of an eye injury and residual effects from a broken leg in the spring, are still questionable for Saturday’s game but “I think both of them will have a chance to play.” Receiver Alexander Montgomery (knee) still might not be ready to make his 2014 debut but “he’s not far off,” Stoops said. “He needs a little bit more strength in his leg. The injury itself is healed up and ready to go. We’re working on some strength in his quad. So he’s very close. He wants to go.” Having last weekend off helped heal several minor injuries for the Cats and allowed starting receiver Javess Blue (ankle) to get back on track. He returned for the Florida game but was “somewhat ineffective,” Stoops said, after barely practicing. UK pushed him in practice last week and “he should be healthy and ready to go,” along with starting tailback Braylon Heard (ankle)."